Who Built Great Zimbabwe? And why?

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It's hard to image that a mystery surrounds the second largest settlement ruins found in Africa. Who built this stone city? Why was it built? What happened to it? Why was it abandoned? A short video explores the controversies surrounding the UNESCO World Heritage site of Great Zimbabwe.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Follow the video with a showing of a Khan Academy video that tours the site 
  • Include in a study of European colonialism and/or African history
Classroom Considerations

  • Viewers should have prior knowledge of the racism inherent in colonialism

  • The resource includes the video, a comprehension check, links to related resources, and discussion questions

  • No photographs of the ruins are included